POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 27: Mark Boucher (coach) of the Titans during the Momentum One-Day Cup match between bizhub Highveld Lions and Multiply Titans at Senwes Park on February 27, 2019 in Potchefstroom, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)
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Mark Boucher was named the new coach of the South African national cricket team on Saturday.

Graeme Smith, Cricket South Africa’s acting director of cricket, has appointed Enoch Nkwe as the assistant coach.

“I brought in Boucher as I feel he will bring the toughness to get a young and inexperienced Proteas team ready,” Smith said.

“I also have the highest regard for Enoch and I want to open up a path for him to grow into a top international coach.”

According to Smith, there is a clear need to maintain continuity and stability in the Proteas management team. The technical support staff is retained as well as Volvo Masubelele who continues as team manager and Justin Ontong as field coach.

“I’m going to appoint batting and bowling consultants within the next few days.”

Smith also announced that the Proteas Test team and the South African A team will be announced on Monday.

“My vision for the future is that we must move back to excellence and that will be the focus for the future. The public is looking for and demanding a world-class Proteas team and we have to give it to them. ”

Cobras and Cape Blitz coach Ashwell Prince will take the reins of the South African A team, who will face England in a tour match next week.

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